from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of composite plants of the tribe Eupatoriaceæ and subtribe Adenostyleæ; the button-snakeroots.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun genus of perennial North American herbs with aromatic usually cormous roots


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  • “Now be sure not to miss the rose achillea, and my goodness, there must be a dozen varieties of aquilegia … oh, and liatris …” Ms. Evelyn called after Athen as she trudged up the hill in the direction Callie had previously scampered.

    A Different Light

  • I was contemplating putting a new liatris variety in that spot, decided to put it elsewhere and then a couple of weeks later the aesclepius put in a spring appearance and I said to myself, Whew!

    Late April Mish Mash « Fairegarden

  • So pefect with that contrast of liatris and the willow.

    Year End Wrap Up 2008-Part Two « Fairegarden

  • The liatris are almost unnoticeable in front of the bee balm.

    Archive 2005-09-01

  • The liatris are almost unnoticeable in front of the bee balm.

    Note to self

  • "I have known myself entertained by a single dew-drop, or an icicle, by a liatris, or a fungus, and seen God revealed in the shadow of a leaf."

    The Last Harvest

  • With autumn came a glorious abundance and variety of asters, those beautiful plant stars, together with goldenrods, sunflowers, daisies, and liatris of different species, while around the shady margin of the meadow many ferns in beds and vaselike groups spread their beautiful fronds, especially the osmundas (_O. claytoniana, regalis_, and _cinnamomea_) and the sensitive and ostrich ferns.

    The Story of My Boyhood and Youth

  • You can also plant summer bulbs such as onions, potatoes, lilies, liatris, acidanthera, gladiolus and montbretia.

    KUSA-TV -

  • Some bulbous plants of this type are hostas, day lilies, Joe-pye weed, agapanthus, lilium and liatris.

    The Seattle Times

  • "There's pale purple coneflower and liatris - that's blazing star."

    Minnesota Premier Publications - Southwest Journal Stories


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